About Ashoka East Africa

Founded in 2001, Ashoka East Africa is the youngest Africa program serving Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. With 87 Fellows, we are also one of the smallest Fellowships. But we are growing rapidly. Ashoka East Africa strives to shape a regional, entrepreneurial, and competitive citizen sector, one that allows entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the region's citizens to think and act as Changemakers since 2000. For the past years, we have grown considerably both in terms of numbers of leading social entrepreneurs (Ashoka Fellows) elected and supported and in our greater efforts to build a more conducive environment for change. 

CONTRIBUTING TO THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

We have contributed to a collaborative ecosystem to search leading social entrepreneurs in the region and nominated them as Ashoka Fellows thus supporting the growth and development of the sector together with partners from other sectors since 2001. We have directly invested resources in fellowship engagements with these Fellows.

DIVERSIFYING OUR FELLOWSHIP NETWORK OF CHANGEMAKERS

Ashoka Fellows cut across different all sectors and come from all the four East Africa countries and about 70 others from across the globe with their work here in East Africa.

IMPLEMENTING GLOBAL PROGRAMS

Among the programs we have implemented in East Africa include; Globalizer, Youth Venture, Changemaker Schools, Changemaker Bootcamps (AmEx Leadership and Mastercard Foundation’s Future Forward) and ChangemakerExchange.

BUILDING A TEAM OF TEAMS

The team of teams in East Africa includes; Staff, Fellows, Change Leaders from schools and youth-serving organizations, young changemakers, interns, volunteers, youth champions, partners among other allies and friends.

BUILDING A DIVERSE ECOSYSTEM

87 Fellows, 15 Changemaker Schools, 50 Youth-Serving Organizations supporting young people to grow self-identifying as changemakers, 4000 young changemakers and 20 youth champions 

 

Transforming Employability for Social Change in East Africa

Many graduates in East Africa can be ill-prepared to address the challenges they encounter in the workplace or leverage their skills and ideas to meet social needs. One of the key factors contributing to this is the lack of focus on critical thinking and problem solving within university teaching...
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Ashoka Youth Years

Young people everywhere present an opportunity for growth and a positive impact on their communities. East Africa, as is the world, is no exception, with the youth bulge estimated to triple in years to come. For Ashoka and its youth years partners, this demographic bonus presents an opportunity to...
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Ashoka Venture and Fellowship

For more than 35 years, Ashoka has built and nurtured the largest network of leading social entrepreneurs in the world. After a rigorous selection process, they are introduced to a life-long fellowship, where every member is committed to championing new patterns of social good. We encourage Ashoka...
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Team

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Contact

Address:

Nexus Co-Working, Ground Floor
Riara Corporate Suites, Riara Road
Nairobi
Kenya